Ben Thompson

Vice President, Global Advertising Operations at Operative

Austin, Texas Area
Online Media

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Ben Thompson's Overview


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Ben Thompson's Summary

Lead a large-scale, global ad operations team providing sales planning, ad trafficking, campaign management and ad serving services for the top digital advertising companies in the industry (online publishers, agencies and networks)

Operative has expertise in > 30 advertising technologies, including but not limited to: DFP, OAS, Atlas, Helios, AppNexus, RightMedia, DFA, MediaVisor, MediaMind, Google Ad Manager, Open X, Freewheel + many other custom & proprietary systems. As well as third-party rich media such as Mediaplex, Eyeblaster, Pointroll, Unicast, EyeWonder, and various other video and audio ad delivery systems.


Online Advertising, Advertising Operations, Digital, Ad Serving, Advertising Business Management Software, Major Accounts Engagement Management, Client Management, Project Portfolio Management, Program Management, Project Management, Project Management Software, Web Production, Software Development, ITIL, Six Sigma, CMMI

Ben Thompson's Experience

VP, Global Advertising Operations

Operative Media, Inc.

June 2011June 2013 (2 years 1 month) Greater New York City Area

Director, Advertising Operations

Operative Media, Inc.

September 2007May 2011 (3 years 9 months) Greater New York City Area

Managing Principal

Planview, Inc.

December 2003May 2007 (3 years 6 months)

Senior Project Manager Consultant

Adea Solutions, Inc.

November 2001November 2003 (2 years 1 month)

Director, Project Management

PMSI (Project Mentors)

July 2000November 2001 (1 year 5 months)

Senior Digital Producer


January 2000June 2000 (6 months)

Senior Project Manager & Customer Rep

ACS (Affiliated Computer Services)

July 1997November 1999 (2 years 5 months)

Manager, Title Operations Team

First American Title Company

April 1993August 1996 (3 years 5 months)

Captain, 3700th Personnel Resources Group

United States Air Force

January 1985January 1993 (8 years 1 month) San Antonio, Texas Area

Ben Thompson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Advertising Operations
  2. Online Advertising
  3. Online Publishing
  4. Digital Media
  5. Digital Strategy
  6. Advertising
  7. Project Planning
  8. Project Implementation
  9. Project Coordination
  10. Project Portfolio Management
  11. Project Execution
  12. Project Delivery
  13. Software Implementation
  14. Budget Management
  15. Budget Analysis
  16. Resource Management
  17. Resource Allocation
  18. Resource Development
  19. People Management
  20. Leading People
  21. Leadership Mentoring
  22. Staff Mentoring
  23. ITIL
  24. CMMI
  25. Six Sigma
  26. Client Relationship Building
  27. Client Communication
  28. Client Engagement
  29. Project Management
  30. CRM
  31. Management
  32. Leadership
  33. Enterprise Software
  34. Web Analytics
  35. Rich Media
  36. Budgets
  38. Customer Engagement
  39. Business Process Improvement
  40. Digital Marketing
  41. Omniture
  42. Ad Serving
  43. Ad Networks
  44. Behavioral Targeting
  45. Mobile Advertising
  46. Team Management
  47. Analytics
  48. Program Management
  49. Outsourcing
  50. Strategic Partnerships

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Ben Thompson's Certifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

    • Project Management Institute

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